It took a while but it was definitely worth the wait: Radisson Blu Hotel Lyon, located at the top of the iconic Tour Crayon, has finally reopened its doors after three years of renovations. Not only the view from up there is breathtaking – the stylish interior designed by D+B agency is just as impressive.
The revamped hotel presents itself in a completely new atmosphere and with a brand new aesthetic concept, inspired by the sky, its colors, and its lights.The creative minds behind it all are interior architects Sandra Demuth and Caroline Béné-Combes, and here they give you a look behind the scenes of the project:
The two designers completely rethought each aspect of the property: from the rooms, which now display decorations in gold and purple, to the meeting spaces and the panoramic bar and restaurant. All used materials were carefully selected and some furniture pieces were designed especially for the hotel, as for example the armchairs in the lobby. While their color refers to the Blu brand, the shape is comfortable and relaxing. As almost all of the furniture, they’re made out of walnut wood.
Another stand-out part is the Celest Bar and Restaurant, a relaxing and at the same time elegant place dominated by the color copper. The light decorations on the ceiling are inspired by star constellations – which is why the restaurant is called “Celest”! The final touch: an arty neon lights installation in the lobby that can change colors and lighting patterns.
Watch the full interview with the design duo here.